Agenda Item FA 15-38

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Sciences (Graduate)- (School of Music)

Course Change & Programs of Study (7 packages)

11/05/15: Passed

11/12/15: Approved

Log Number: 201508-16

School of Music – Graduate  

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Master of Music - Music Performance Major Conducting Concentration


Summary of the Changes:
Most of the changes to the Program of Study in this package are simply rearranging courses between terms to accommodate faculty schedules and departmental conflicts. However, there are six changes that affect degree requirements:
1) Instead of MUG 6205 (Advanced Choral Conducting) being required in term 1, students will now take one of MUG 6205 or MUG 6305 (Advanced Instrumental Conducting) in term 1 and the other course in term 3.
2) In terms 1-3, students may now take any 6000-level Applied Instrument course. In other words, they are no longer restricted to MUG 6206 [Applied Choral Conducting] or MUG 6306 [Applied Instrumental Conducting].
3) Students are no longer required to take the 2-credit course MUG 6957 (Graduate Conducting Recital) in terms 2 and 3.
4) MUG 6954 (Graduate Conducting Lecture Recital), which is required in term 4, is being changed from a 0-credit course to a 1-credit course.
5) MUN 6466 (Instrumental Ensemble Performance) is being removed as a large ensemble option for each term.
6) The Literature Course option (MUL 6645 [Choral Literature] or MUL 6567 [Instrumental Literature]) has been moved from term 4 to term 2.
Because of these various changes, the number of elective hours in term 3 has been increased from 1 credit to 4 credits (so that the total number of credit hours for the degree equals 36). These changes will provide students with a greater degree of flexibility in taking courses that meet their individual musical needs, and also eliminates redundancies in the required courses for the degree.
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Change an existing course

Grad Cond Lecture Recital

MUG

Graduate (6xxx)

954

The credits for this course are being changed from 0 credit to 1 credit. This is to reflect the fact that the course constitutes a significant requirement within the MM degree in Conducting. No other changes are being made to this course.

 

Log Number: 201508-17

School of Music – Graduate  

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Master of Music - Music Performance Major Jazz Studies
 Concentration


Summary of the Changes:
There are two changes to the Program of Study in this package: 1) the Music History/Theory requirement (MUH 6684 [Perpsectives in Music History] or MUT 6761 [Perspectives in Music Theory]) is being removed from term 3 and added to term 4 to accommodate faculty schedules and departmental conflicts, and to accommodate this change in the Program of Study, MUS 6901 (a 3-credit Directed Individual Study) has been removed from term 4 and added to term 3; and 2) the number of elective credits in term 4 are being reduced from 3 to 1 so that the total credit hours for that term add up to 9. 

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Log Number: 201508-18

School of Music – Graduate  

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Master of Music - Music Performance Major Piano Concentration


Summary of the Changes:
The Music History/Theory requirement (MUH 6684 [Perspectives in Music History] or MUT 6761 [Perspectives in Music Theory]) is being removed from term 3 and added to term 4 to accommodate faculty schedules and departmental conflicts. Meanwhile, to accommodate this change and to ensure that each term adds up to 9 credits in the Program of Study, the Piano Pedagogy Seminar (MVK 6650) is being removed from term 4 and added to term 3.

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Log Number: 201508-19

School of Music – Graduate  

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Master of Music - Music Performance Major Strings
 Concentration


Summary of the Changes:
There are two changes to the Program of Study in this package: 1) the Music History/Theory requirement (MUH 6684/MUT 6761) in term 3 is being switched with the Advanced Pedagogy Course requirement (MVS 6653/6654) in term 4 to accommodate faculty schedules and departmental conflicts; and 2) the Orchestra requirement (MUN 6215) is being specified as 1 credit rather than 0-1 credits in all four terms to avoid confusion with registration. 

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Log Number: 201508-20

School of Music – Graduate    

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Master of Music - Music Performance Major Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion Concentration


Summary of the Changes:
There are two changes to the Program of Study in this package: 1) the Music History/Theory requirement (MUH 6684 [Perspectives in Music History] or MUT 6761 [Perspectives in Music Theory]) is being removed from term 3 and added to term 4 to accommodate faculty schedules and departmental conflicts; and 2) the Electives requirement (MUH 6000-6999 or MUT 6000-6999) is being removed from term 4 and a new Electives requirement (any 5000- or 6000-level music course) is being added to term 3. The expansion of the Electives requirement to allow any 5000- or 6000-level music course will bring this particular Program of Study in line with all the other Master of Music degree programs.

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Log Number: 201508-21

School of Music – Graduate  

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Master of Music - Music Performance Major Voice Concentration


Summary of the Changes:
There are three changes to the Program of Study in this package: 1) the Music History/Theory requirement (MUH 6684 [Perspectives in Music History] or MUT 6761 [Perspectives in Music Theory]) has been moved from term 3 to term 4 to accommodate faculty schedules and departmental conflicts; 2) the number of elective credits in terms 3 and 4 have been adjusted so that the credit hours for each term add up to 9; and 3) the language requirement has now been specified as a prerequisite to reflect the fact that undergraduate courses cannot count toward the credit hours for a graduate degree. The precise wording in the Program of Study for this last change is: "Appropriate level of language course will be determined by the voice faculty at the entrance audition. Students must complete language prerequisites before graduation."

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Log Number: 201508-22

School of Music – Graduate  

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Master of Music - Music Performance Major Voice Concentration


Summary of the Changes:
This package is requesting that MUO 6655 (Opera Ensemble) be changed from a 2-credit course to a 1-credit course. Due to miscommunication, this course was created as a 2-credit course; however, it is listed in the Program of Study for the M.M. degree in Voice as a 1-credit course. As a 2-credit course, it has the potential to increase the required credit hours for the degree from 36 to as much as 40 (since it is an ensemble option for each of the four terms). Reducing it to a 1-credit course will ensure that the degree only requires 36 credit hours. Because of this change, the course can now be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits rather than a maximum of 8 credits. (Please Note: The Program of Study that is attached to this package is from the current catalog. I have submitted a separate package - Log #201508-21 - that is revising separate parts of this POS. However, the revised POS will still have this course listed as a 1-credit ensemble option.)  

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Change an existing course

Opera Ensemble

MUO

Graduate (6xxx)

655

As explained in the Program Action Request, this package is requesting that MUO 6655 (Opera Ensemble) be changed from a 2-credit course to a 1-credit course so that it conforms to the Program of Study for the M.M. degree in Voice.